[Standards-JIG] User display extended presence

Jean-Louis Seguineau jean-louis.seguineau at laposte.net
Thu Mar 17 14:00:19 UTC 2005

Hi Matthias

Do you mean the gateway would use the vCard protocol format to convey the
information, or do you mean the gateway would create a vCard entry for a
remote user?

I have no particular objection to using the the vCard protocol format, can
you elaborate if this is your idea?
As to the second option, I do not believe this is either practical (gateway
being hosted in many cases outside the firewall will have to use some in
band update protocol - vCard probably - to create the entry, and will have
to handle the vCard requests from an XMPP client, which makes it a
sophisticated gateway) nor very scalable (in a large distributed
implementation the vCard storage will grow exponentially)

> (With this statement I don't comment anything other in this topic.)



-----Original Message-----
Hi Jean-Louis!

Jean-Louis Seguineau schrieb am 2005-03-17 13:22:42:
> > But isn't that supposed to be in the vCard or some other fairly static 
> > repository of personal information?
> That statement pre-supposes that the other party is hosted on an IM system
> providing access to a vCard repository. This is not a given outside

In which case it would be the responsibility of the gateway to map it to
vcard data ... as it is always the responsibility of gateway systems to
map data formats.

(With this statement I don't comment anything other in this topic.)

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